What Others Say About Michael

I am writing this review specifically for those looking for the BEST personal trainer around. I am a 32 yr old woman who played sports in high school but never really worked out in a gym a day in my life. I decided one day that I wanted to be in shape..I wanted muscles. I didn’t want to be the “Skinny, fat girl” anymore. If you’re looking for someone to whip your butt into shape with NO excuses, Mike aka “Most Hated Trainer” is your man! Although saying the words “squat” or “pull-up” made me want to cringe, I’d like to think I can do them with the best of ’em now. I’ve been training for a month now, roughly 3 times/weekly and starting to notice considerable difference. My biggest issue were those little love handles that started poking out above my jeans..happy to say they are gone! It’s really true what they say, being in shape is 80% of your diet. I’ve cut out all sugar and salt from my diet and bread no longer exists in my world. It’s been pretty easy to follow my diet simply because I receive multiple texts from Michael asking me what i ate for the day! Not to mention my nutrition folder I must carry with me to each training session. 1st class service at it’s finest:)
I am getting ready to renew for my 2nd month and I honestly feel like such a new, healthy me. My diet has completely changed and although I miss the bread basket, I don’t miss the extra inches! Summertime here I come!
WARNING: You may find yourself using obscene language you didn’t even know you had in your vocabulary, but the end result makes it all worth it! I hate you Mike!!!! Thank you.

Natalie G. 6/9/2011

Michael is the best!! I have been working out with Michael for three years, and early in 2010 I became really serious about my eating. I cleaned up my food and liquid intake and as the pounds came off we discovered under all that extra weight some muscle and tone. Then as the year progressed the weight continued to come off until in October I had lost 45 pounds and went down 4 sizes. Now Michael is really pushing me (he says: no change without challenge!) and I am the same weight as I was when I married 45 years ago. He gets results and is so proud of his clients! We all really do love him (only hate him when he yells at us to keep going!). I recommend him to anyone who wants to shape up, feel great, and get truly healthy. He is so knowledgeable about diet and fitness that he is an inspiration to all his clients. Do yourself a favor and meet Michael and your life will never be the same.

Stephanie H. 2/24/2011

“5,4,3,2 come on….and 1. Excellent job!”
You’ll hear Michael count down with u a lot while finishing up your reps. Although he has coined himself as the “most hated trainer”…..it’s hard to hate someone that is side by side with you during your reps, encouraging you to continue to work hard!
I’ve been working out with Michael for several months now, and wow what a difference in my body! My strength has greatly improved…..and im actually seeing muscles i havent seen since i was a teenager! Gotta love it!
Michael does not assign easy work when you get in the gym with him, so dont expect one of those 24 Hour Fitness trainers…..yes I’ve tried those guys. I had no idea I could sweat so much within just 30 min! He’ll push you beyond what you thought your body was capable of! Soon after you’ll see and feel the positive results!

What I also like about Michael is that the day after your workout, he often contacts you to see how your body is feeling. This way he’s able to gauge how your body is responding, and where he should direct you for the next session. This just shows that he cares about seeing you succeed at your goals.
Michael is a true pro at what he does and will not let you fail! Get ready to sweat with one of the best trainers in the city!

Michael D. (4/9/2011)

Don’t be fooled by the photo. Mike’s personality is as sweet as a strawberry but will make you feel as sour as a lemon during the workout. He will make you sweat, hurt, cry out loud and you will hate him. But only if you want results.
He focuses on challenging exercises for the major muscle groups, technique and attention to you. I despise trainers who don’t make their client a priority and Mike is not like that. You know he is watching you sweat your pants off but it feels and looks soooo good after!

Ella F. 4/20/2011

This is as good as it gets ! Serious. Personal fitness requires effort, dedication, motivation and sticking to the plan. But apart from all that you need a good trainer. Michael is the best, I can vouch for this guy. I am result oriented. He customized not just a training plan but also a diet plan and Im not talking a generic plan that you will get off the internet. He works with you to actually make a plan that you can follow. He will push you, he will be by your side and correct your form. Its not about the reps you do, its about the form you do it and he will ensure that you are in the right form. When he says you will see a difference in 2-3 weeks, he means that. Ofcourse you will have to show up and follow the regimen. There is no substitute for hardwork and with michael on your side there is no substitute for coaching. We dont waste time in the gym, we just do it! If you are serious about improving your fitness level or having that beach body for summer then Michael is the guy for you.

Andy R. 5/5/2011

Michael…. my goodness, this guy is seriously the absolute best at what he does! you can tell from the first five minutes of training with him that he cares about his clients. He is always early to the sessions, pushes you as hard as your body will let you go, and best of all not only does he promise results, but the results actually show!
i have been working out with Micheal for about a month now, and with a few slight changes to my diet habits and his amazing work outs i have lost about 2 inches on my waist!!!
you will be in pain the next day, that’s probably the only negative thing i can think of, and its not even a bad thing!
i work out 5 days a week, and have never made myself feel as sore as he makes me feel after a workout.
his workouts are short and intense with high reps, Michael is a perfectionist with form and posture which only improves your results, and you don’t badly hurt yourself when lifting weights of doing any type of workout.
most hated trainer? DEFINITELY ! I tell him every time i hate you! but its all with love! hahah he has an amazing personality and the workout goes by really quickly because its really all about having fun!

Karen F.

Michael…. my goodness, this guy is seriously the absolute best at what he does! you can tell from the first five minutes of training with him that he cares about his clients. He is always early to the sessions, pushes you as hard as your body will let you go, and best of all not only does he promise results, but the results actually show!
i have been working out with Micheal for about a month now, and with a few slight changes to my diet habits and his amazing work outs i have lost about 2 inches on my waist!!!
you will be in pain the next day, that’s probably the only negative thing i can think of, and its not even a bad thing!
i work out 5 days a week, and have never made myself feel as sore as he makes me feel after a workout.
his workouts are short and intense with high reps, Michael is a perfectionist with form and posture which only improves your results, and you don’t badly hurt yourself when lifting weights of doing any type of workout.
most hated trainer? DEFINITELY ! I tell him every time i hate you! but its all with love! hahah he has an amazing personality and the workout goes by really quickly because its really all about having fun!

Susan Lawrence- Interior Design

Now this is Richard Halpern, he didn’t have time to write a testimonial but let me tell you his story. Richard is the by far the best Austin Powers impersonator around period. One day I was hanging around the front desk of the gym I was training at and Richard walked up to me and asked me if I was a trainer. He told me about his little weight problem and we quickly went to work on him. I told and showed him how he needed to start eating 5-6 meals a day, how he needed to improve his cardio expenditure, not necessarily longer sessions but smarter sessions. I taught him about how important it was to build and feed his muscles according to his goals. These pictures speak for themselves! Good Job Richard! And yes you are still BY FAR the best Austin ever!